AFP Expofoto 2012
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
A couple of months ago I was surprised with an 'invitation' email. I was invited as a guest orator for the 2012 AFP Expofoto seminar (a photography seminar), not only to talk about what I do and my work but also to show it to an international audience! I don't think I even had any kind of singular reaction, to say the truth, as I was too overwhelmed by what I was reading!
I couldn't even believe in my eyes.
What I want the most is to help my parents back and tough times are emerging around here - I don't think it's anyone's surprise what's happening in Europe when it comes to economy, so... I've been graduated for over a year already -- I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts & Intermedia --, and haven't find a job yet. Even though I want to rise as an artist, someday, I need some kind of money income to help me out. If I end up working in my area that'll be a plus, honestly.
This invitation can help me out, since I'm showcasing my own work and -- who knows -- I might evoke some interest from someone who's listening to me, and at the same time, watching my work in slideshow. I haven't thought much about it yet. I don't like to 'over think' because when the time comes, everything that I've thought before hand will go down the sink, really. xD
Now, the day is getting close. It will be next monday, already and I'm starting to freak out! The fact that I have a 2-hour drive ahead and that I will be sleeping in an hotel -- even if only for the night --, makes me feel more anxious (I don't really like sleeping out...xD). The awesome thing is that they let me watch every program they're having and guess what! One of my top-favorite fashion-photographers (portuguese, by the way) is a guest orator!! That'll be awesome, really! Maybe I can even ask him for an autograph! xD
I had the idea of printing a few business cards -- I really never had those. I made some by myself and printed them yesterday; they're all here...let's hope I get back here with none. :) I was thinking about shooting a self-portrait tomorrow but I still don't know whether I'll have free time to do it and edit it afterwards... Let's see how it goes! It'd be another piece to show, but I can't rush this stuff, really, otherwise it won't come out as I planned. If I'm not able to shoot it tomorrow I will next week!
Now I need to relax and hope for the best. *deep breath* I'll be part of the 'New Talents' showcase along with another young photographer. Gettin' nervous!
Now to end this entry I will leave you with some external links to where you can find me and my work. If you have accounts there, add me! I'll be happy to see you there!
Hope you're all ok and thank you for following! I will post an update about the seminar once I get back! :)
See you soon!